Monday, May 13, 2013

BaliWood + $100 Giveaway

*** This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – scroll down to see who won!***

I am officially tooting the horn of  We teamed up with to bring this project to you and we couldn't be happier!  We had been contemplating how we were going to recover the window at our back door for a while now, and we couldn't agree on anything!  When we were contacted by, we checked out their website and couldn't believe how many different products they had to offer. 

I immediately went to Pinterest to see what I had previously pinned to my House Made Home board and found these bamboo beauties!

So I began my search through all of the bamboo and woven shades that had to offer.  As we all know I like customizing anything I can and doing it on a budget, so I was excited when I ran across the Bali Economy Woven Wood Shades.  I like bamboo shades when they are raised and have a hobbled look (the shade retains soft folds or "loops"), but I wanted that look while the shades were fully extended and the Bali shades offered this option.  We were also able to add edge banding which tightly seals the edges to protect against fraying and adds color, which again added to that custom look we were going for.  In the end we went with the Cabo Tortoise shade, hobbled, with 2" edge banding, and a privacy liner.  Now all we had to do was wait!!

Waiting was the hardest part...literally!  Shipping was fairly quick though, it only took about a week to get our order and I couldn't wait to install them. 

We were able to remove our old blinds and reuse the existing holes to screw in the brackets.


Securing the shade was a breeze! All we had to do was place the wing nut on the post and tighten the nut until it was snug against the headrail. It took less than 5 minutes to install!

Can you believe that something that only took less than 5 minutes made such a huge difference? We're in LOVE with our new shades...and are now thinking about installing these in our dining room as well.  Stay tuned for that! ;)

We love our new shades so much that we want to share the LOVE and give one lucky winner $100 to become Mildly Obsessed with Blinds! Enter the Rafflecopter below. 

PRIZE: $100 Gift Card to
GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Monday, May 27, 2013
THE DOWN AND DIRTY: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using Rafflecopter and announced on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 as an update to this post. Good Luck...

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Our lucky winner (as selected by Rafflecopter) is… Manda O.  Congrats!  Thanks to everyone that entered, making our first giveaway a successful one!
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  1. What a great use of the blinds! I just entered and my fingers are crossed that I win as I'm looking to add some blinds to my kitchen windows! In fact I blogged about it today when sharing my new kitchen stools!

    Julie (New follower)

    1. Thanks Julie! I love your new kitchen stools...what a deal!! Let's keep our fingers crossed, new curtains would look great with those new stools!

  2. Nice post blinds are really very useful it protect from the direct sun-rays.

    Thanks for informative information.

  3. Those are really nice window shades. Great that the installation is not much of a hassle as I can see, even your kid help out. That's cute. I'm thinking of purchasing one for my house too.

  4. Blinds and shades are like curtains. They improved the appearance of window and keep sunlight from view for privacy purposes.

    Wooden Blinds & Window Blinds

  5. I could have definitely used some blinds like these at my old house! They're gorgeous.

    Sarah |